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19 December 2014 0 Comments
Posted in Employment, Opinion

Trade union activities are not “working time”

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In Edwards and another v Encirc Limited, a Tribunal has held that time which is spent by Trade Union representatives in attending union meetings was not “working time” within the meaning of the Working Time Regulations. The reason for this was that this time could not count as working time because it was not time which the workers spent being able to carry out the employer’s work or their duties; and it was not classified as working time under any relevant agreement.

This legal update is provided for general information purposes only and should not be applied to specific circumstances without prior consultation with us.

For further details on any of the issues covered in this update please contact Gemma Ospedale, Partner in Employment on 020 7583 2222.


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